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23 August 2019

Rehabs: Quality Assurance Guidebook released

NAATP, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, released its latest Guidebook on core competencies of addiction treatment service via 9 categories: Operations; Admissions & patient screening; Employment, training & credentialing; Billing; Discharge & continuing care; Outcomes measures; Community engagement,

Cannabis: miracle medicine or dangerous drug?

In a 2-minute BBC video, A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim trails the latest research behind whether medicinal cannabis will help or harm patients – and what it does to the body and brain.

Funding to support foetal alcohol spectrum disorder work

The Department for Health & Social Care has published information for organisations to apply for FASD funding under section 64 of the Health Service and Public Health Act 1968. It includes guidance for applicants, application form, budget template and project

Gang forced 40 children in 1 school to sell drugs

Pupils as young as 14 were allegedly supplied with cocaine, cannabis, scales and small plastic bags so that they could sell the drugs at Kingsdown School in Swindon. Wiltshire police believe the dealers had a network of about 40 children pushing

Overdose Awareness Day: pop-up performances

To highlight this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day, BDP’s Creative Community groups will take to the streets of Bristol City Centre and showcase a public pop-up performance.

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